formation
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act or effect of forming)
a. la formación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These countries have seen an increase in the formation of radical groups.Estos países han visto un incremento en la formación de grupos radicales.
2. (structure)
a. la formación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctors were astounded when they saw the odd formation of the alien's digestive tract.Los doctores quedaron pasmados cuando vieron la formación peculiar del tracto digestivo del extraterrestre.
3. (geology)
a. la formación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Scientists are studying the different types of rock formations found around the volcano area.Los científicos están estudiando los diferentes tipos de formaciones rocosas en el área alrededor del volcán.
4. (military)
a. la formación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ancient Greeks developed the military formation known as "the phalanx."Los antiguos griegos desarrollaron la formación militar conocida como "la falange".
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (related to formation)
a. en formación
The Blue Angels' formation flying dazzled the crowd.El vuelo en formación de los Blue Angels deslumbró al público.
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formation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act, arrangement)
a. la formación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
formation flyingvuelo en formación
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formation [fɔːˈmeɪʃən]
noun
(gen) formación (f)
in battle formation en formación de combate
modifier
formation flying (n) vuelo (m) en formación
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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rock formation
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